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  • Platform II : general view

    Arts · Teo, Eng Seng
    Existing somewhere between a large podium and a diminutive stage, Platform II did not merely take on the function of a real object, recalling in this way the utilitarian works of Russian Constructivism. Rather, when guest-of-honour Dr. Ruth Wong opened the art exhibition at UWCSEA in 1976, one wonders if...
  • Sculpture named "Hunger" : general view

    Arts · Wee, Beng-Chong, 1938-
    A free-standing sculpture, Hunger reflects artist Wee Beng Chong’s interest in depicting physical and psychological states of being through the vocabulary of modern sculpture. The skeletal structure of the figure is revealed evidently and effectively through Wee’s emphasis on creating visual depth on its surface. The work evokes pathos by...
  • Men in colours : general view

    Arts · Chng, Seok Tin
    This is a photograph of an art installation by Chng Seok Tin. A theme that emerged in the 1990s is the human condition, where Chng questions the greed of man, the race for money, fame and power. This installation, of 100 figures in variously different poses, some climbing, resting, struggling,...
  • Singapore girl, sculpture, 1961 : general view

    Arts · Ng, Eng Teng, 1934-2001
    This photograph shows an example of Ng’s earliest attempts at the three-dimensional artwork. Singapore Girl shows him under the initial influence of classical European sculpture. Ng focuses here on the drapery and the contrapposto of the figure, prior to his subsequent stylised handling of the human figure. Physical dimensions of...
  • Lotus pods pottery : general view

    Arts · Iskandar Jalil, 1940-
    This photograph shows a cluster of pieces of pottery resembling lotus pods. These were inspired by the shape of lotus pods found in lotus ponds of Southeast Asia and Iskandar Jalil's observations at a ceramics factory in Surabaya. Iskandar Jalil usually recorded his extensive travel experiences in visual diaries and...